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NeWS & REVIEWS 


river featured in the new yorker

The New Yorker calls Esther Kinsky’s River (tr. Iain Galbraith) a “magnificent novel.”

SUCH SMALL HANDS wins Oxford-Weidenfeld prize

Andrés Barba's Such Small Hands, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman was named the winner of the 2018 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

Summer Staff Picks

A selection of what our editors have been reading and recommending this summer, featuring titles from New Directions, Fitzcarraldo, Open Letter, Fc2, and more.

The NEw York Times ON SWALLOWING MERCURY

The New York Times says Wioletta Greg's Swallowing Mercury (tr. Eliza Marciniak) "achieves a literary alchemy that mesmerizes."

the atlantic on Swallowing Mercury

For The AtlanticAmy Weiss-Meyer calls Swallowing Mercury a striking novel that explores the macabre beauty of childhood.

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The Guardian: A chilling Ghost Story

Such Small Hands receives rave reviews in the Guardian, by Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent, the Financial Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Kintu Featured in Recommended Reading

Read an excerpt from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Kintu, featured in Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, with an introduction by the publishers.

LIT HUB: AARON BADY ON KINTU

Aaron Bady's introduction to Kintu is featured on Lit Hub. "It’s not hyperbole to call Kintu the great Ugandan novel. It is, simply and obviously, a plain fact."

SWALLOWING MERCURY shortlisted FOR NATIONAL TRANSLATION AWARD (NTA)

Wioletta Greg's Swallowing Mercury, translated from the Polish by Eliza Marciniak, is shortlisted for the National Translation Award (NTA).

Bay area and beyond

We had the chance to sit down with the San Francisco Chronicle about our first year of publishing and what's ahead in 2018.

NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS: KINTU

Namwali Serpell explores the radical of argument of personhood in Kintu for The New York Review of Books.

is this "the great Ugandan novel"?

Writing for the Guardian, Kirkus Prize-winning author Lesley Nneka Arimah reviews Kintu. "With a novel that is inventive in scope, masterful in execution, she does for Ugandan literature what Chinua Achebe did for Nigerian writing."

Wioletta Greg on Man Booker Longlist

Congratulations to Wioletta Greg and translator Eliza MarciniakSwallowing Mercury has been longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Read more

Edmund White On andrés barba

Edmund White's afterword to Such Small Hands is featured on Lit Hub.  "Barba has subsumed the grand guignol aspects of the bloody anecdote into a poetic meditation on love and childhood." Read more.

Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2017

Publishers Weekly names Kintu one of the Best Books of 2017, after earning comparisons to Marlon James, Eka Kurniawan, and Annie Proulx. Read more.